Brian D. Ruben

Partner, Audit & Assurance; U.S. Real Estate Clients & Growth Leader, Deloitte

Brian has over 26 years of public accounting experience serving real estate clients ranging from small private companies to publicly traded and multinational companies. He is the Central Region Real Estate Audit leader, co-leads our national practice for REITs, co-leads our real estate internal audit practice, and is a member of our U.S. real estate leadership team. In addition to real estate REITs, Brian has significant experience serving partnerships, investment managers, property managers, institutional advisers, private equity firms, developers, hotels, homebuilders, and public pension advisers. Brian is also the Deloitte Private Audit leader for the Chicago practice.

He is accredited in IFRS and has substantial experience in fund formation, SEC matters, mergers and acquisitions services, internal controls, fair-value accounting and auditing and tax consultations. He has participated in numerous financing transactions, including public stock and debt offerings.

Brian was the Midwest real estate industry learning leader for the audit practice and was co-author of several point-of-view articles and has served as host and presenter on several Deloitte's Dbriefs webcasts. He was a former adjunct professor of Audit at DePaul University. He has also contributed to the Wharton Real Estate Review, Commercial Property Executive, and the US Private Real Estate Fund Compliance Guide. Brian was a keynote speaker at the 2018 NAI FMA Realty Conference in Lincoln, moderator and panelist at IMN Non-listed REIT Conference, and presenter at the 2013 SEC Compliance Outreach Program in Chicago. Brian serves as the Lead University Relationship Partner for DePaul University.